Saint Paul's Well

Tarsus was a precious port and trade city during the Roman era and the house of holy places such as Seven Sleepers, the burial place of the Prophet Daniel, and Saint Paul's church takes place in the region. It has been known that saint Paul lived the first years of his life in Tarsus and had his early education here then went to Jerusalem to finish. It has thought that the well belonged to Saint Paul when he was living in Tarsus. The ruins of Saint Paul's house and a 38-meter-deep well were revealed in 1999 and restored today. The well is under official protection and considered sacred, especially by the Christian community. Saint Paul's church on the other hand is on the Unesco World Heritage Tentative List.